StorageTek Tape Libraries from NCE Group

StorageTek Tape Libraries

NCE is one of the USA's leading independent computer support and maintenance experts, with specialist experience in maintaining and supporting the full range of StorageTek Tape Libraries.

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StorageTek SL8500

The StorageTek SL8500 is a highly scalable and reliable tape library, and the first exabyte storage system in the world. The SL8500 supports multi-generation media, redundant and hot swappable robotics and library control cards, and non-disruptive expansion - up to 67 exabytes using 32 libraries (with 2.5:1 compression).

  SL8500 (Minimum) SL8500 (Maximum)
Throughput (per hr) T10000C/D: 64 drives (252 MB/s) 58.1TB/hr
LTO 6: 64 drives (160MB/s) 36.9TB/hr
LTO 5: 64 drives (140MB/s) 32.3TB/hr
T10000C/D: 640 drives (252 MB/s) 580.6TB/hr
LTO 6: 640 drives (160MB/s) 368.64TB/hr
LTO 5: 640 drives (140MB/s) 322.56TB/hr
Audit Time < 12 min < 40 min
Average cell-to-drive time < 11 sec < 11 sec
Capacity T10000D: 1,450 cartridges (8.5TB) 12.3PB
T10000C: 1,450 cartridges (5.5TB) 8PB
LTO 6: 1,450 cartridges (2.5TB) 3.6PB
LTO 5: 1,450 cartridges (1.5TB) 2.2PB
T10000D: 100,880 cartridges (8.5TB) 857.5PB
T10000C: 100,880 cartridges (5.5TB) 554.8PB
LTO 6: 100,880 cartridges (2.5TB) 252.2PB
LTO 5: 100,880 cartridges (1.5TB) 151.3PB
Number of Slots 1,450 100,880

NCE is able to fully support the StorageTek SL8500 with full support and maintenance.


StorageTek SL500StorageTek SL500

The StorageTek SL500 is highly reliable and designed for easy serviceability. The SL500 supports LTO 4 & 5 tape drives, redundant and hot swappable drives, power supplies and diagnostic ports, and simple expansion - up to 862TB with cartridge expansion module. A tiered storage solution is available utilising the Sun Storage Archive Manager and Storage 6000 arrays.

  SL500 (Minimum) SL500 (Maximum)
Throughput (per hr) LTO 5: 1 drive (140MB/s) 492GB/hr
LTO 4: 1 drive (80 - 120MB/s) 420GB/hr
LTO 5: 18 drives (140MB/s) 9TB/hr
LTO 4: 18 drives (80 - 120MB/s) 7.7TB/hr
Capacity (uncompressed) LTO 5: 30 cartridges (1.5TB) 45TB
LTO 4: 30 cartridges (800GB) 24TB
LTO 5: 575 cartridges (1.5TB) 862TB
LTO 4: 575 cartridges (800GB) 460TB
Number of Slots 30 575

NCE is able to fully support the StorageTek SL500 with full support and maintenance.

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